Sure, but true. With all that we have witnessed on our television news the last two weeks, we should all feel very humbled by the power of mother nature, the randomness of fate, and the ridiculous nature of politicians and news personalities who have pontificated, grandstanded and finger pointed.
I, for one, am very proud of my fellow Americans and many from other countries for how they have responded to the citizens of the Gulf Coast. Katrina was a horrible disaster. Millions of people have been effected. But millions more have reached into their hearts and given of their time and financial resources to try to make a bad situation a little better.
I often ask those who read this blog if they find themselves being "part of the solution or part of the problem?" In an era where so many are accused of being selfish, it is refreshing to see the opposite to be true.
I have six friends who are heroes. They are all local businessmen (lawyers, engineers, consultants, real estate appraisers, etc...) from my church who took time off from work to go to Louisiana and Mississippi and deliver food and water to those in need. Three of these individuals have been TWICE in the last fortnight. They volunteered to go with a charity, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, to feed the hungry and clear debris. Their stories of what they encountered in the storm ravaged areas are both horrifying and heart warming.
They witnessed first hand the strength of the human spirit that is present in everyone, regardless of race, religion or economic situation. Ben, John, Derek, Richard, Stuart and Chris....you are heroes by any definition. Thank you.
So how is today just another Monday??? How can one not be moved to want to make more of their lives today, after watching those who have faced the eye of the storm. I challenge everyone who reads these words to reach inside themselves and make today spectacular.
Have A Great Day.